SITE | WILDLANDS AIRSOFT PARK, CALIFORNIA!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! If you were following my socials during my time in the States, you’ll have seen that I visited Wildlands Airsoft Park at Jungle Island Paintball Park in Lake Elsinore, California. I’ve played this site a few times since my first visit in 2017 but up until now I’ve not done a review, so here are my thoughts: 


Wildlands Airsoft Park is located on the Jungle Island Paintball Park in Lake Elsinore, CA. It’s around an hour and a half drive from the High Desert (where I’m based in the US) if there’s not any shitty LA traffic. Upon arrival, you see a large set of gates with a long dirt/sand track that leads to both Jungle Island and of course Wildlands. As soon as you drive through the gates you can see the playable fields on either side of the track. About 50-60m down the track you’ll see some set-up tables for the paintball players and the sign in cabin. There is a table set up just outside the sign in so you can fill in your insurance waiver before getting to the sign-in which saves tonnes of time. The sign in cabin also holds a small shop that sells various paintball/airsoft goods and snacks. A walk-on game fee is $25 (around £23) which is super affordable! It is worth noting that this doesn’t include lunch but lunch is available for an extra fee.

Once you’ve gone through sign in, you can drive to the bottom of the track where the Airsoft car park and set-up area is. The safe one facilities at Wildlands are leaving a lot to be desired. The safe zone is essentially a sand/dirt car park with a few tables underneath a giant gazebo. On low numbers days this is plenty of space for all the players but on busy days, not so much. If you have a pickup or SUV it’s advisable to bring your own gazebo and set-up off your tailgate if you know it’s going to be a busy day. There are portaloos on site but as they’re left out in the Californian sun they aren’t the most pleasant you will come across (but this can’t be helped). There is a male and female portaloo which is appreciated but I would love to see these cleaned more often and water/soap or even hand sanitiser provided so players can keep their hands clean.

Onto the arena: the arenas are where I think Wildlands excels. I have personally played on 4 different arenas at Wildlands and whilst I prefer some more than others, they are all really playable arenas. I’m unsure of all of the names but there is an arena that has a large hill with bunkers/buildings for cover which is a really hard slog if you’re attacking from the bottom of the hill (Firebase Rancho), an arena that is made entirely from tyres, a smallish arena that is mostly made up of buildings (one of my favourites!) And the big arena which houses the hospital, Babylon, the junction and the double story building. Each arena has a theme which makes them immersive and the games played on each arena work well. The staff at Wildlands have obviously put in a lot of time and effort into the arenas and it definitely shows. It’s also awesome that they have so many vehicles and buildings to fight around, the school bus is also pretty cool. It is worth mentioning that the site is entirely outdoors so it’s an outdoors CQB kinda vibe which I really like!

All players are given a comprehensive safety brief in the morning that explains the rules and regulations of the site before they enter the arena to ensure safe gameplay. The brief covers everything from Chrono limits, what do to when you get hit, emergencies, pyrotechnics and MEDs. Wildlands operates at 400 FPS for AEGs and does operate a MED and a bang rule.

The games played include a variety of deathmatches and objective-based games, and are usually specific to the arena you are playing on - if you’re in the arena with the hospital and Babylon, you’ll more than likely be playing an objective-based game. One of my favourite objective-based games that Wildlands play is with a device that one team needs to get into the second story building to detonate the device and the other team must defend the building - it always results in some intense firefights.

The Marshalls do a good job of keeping the games running smoothly and explaining the rules to players but I have found on one or two occasions certain marshalls have told players to be quiet then proceeded to talk really loudly with other players whilst marshalls are giving the game brief, which results in players getting confused by the rules or simply not hearing them. Whilst they do a really good job on the field this could do with nipping in the bud.




Wildlands Airsoft is a really fun and varied site to play. The arenas are well built, have cool themes and a really playable. The games played are varied, enjoyable and keep players entertained and on their toes. There are a couple of improvements that I would love to see - the toilet facilities improved (addition of soap/water or hand sanitiser) and more professional conduct from some of the marshalls during game briefs but otherwise I think Wildlands is fun and affordable.

Post thanks to Patreon patron Airsoftpanda
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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT | DUSTMONKEY APPAREL!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another player spotlight for you, and this time it's on Callum from Dust Monkey Apparel! I first noticed Dust Monkey Apparel on Instagram after Callum posted a really unique Post Apocalyptic loadout and have been a follower ever since. His loadouts are some of the best I've seen on the gram.


Thanks for taking part in the FFA player spotlights! Can you tell my readers how long you have been playing Airsoft? What originally got you into it?

I have been playing now for going on…19 years…. Which is a really long time when I think back on when I started.

I had a friend at school who had a room, a literal room, in his house full of airsoft guns, and he’d invite a group of us round and we would have these skirmishes in his, rather oversized garden. That got me hooked, back then it was Wolf Armouries or import directly from Asia. My first ever gun was the original TM ak47, almost all my first guns were TM, to be honest.

What’s your playing style?

I am not sure I have a style per se, I tend to lean towards the more niche aspects of airsoft. Vietnam events, Post Apoc events, etc. I do still do the odd milsim but I love any excuse to put together a really unique loadout. Post Apoc and Nam are both great genres to put loadouts together for. I have also built full-blown sci-fi and cyberpunk loadouts as well, so yeh the trend here is unusual. 


Are you a woodland player? CQB fan? Or do you like to mix it up?

I like both, but to be honest, I am a bit bored of generic woodland sites, I prefer sites that are unique and offer something unusual.

What can we see you running on the field? (Favourite pieces of kit)

It truly depends on my mood on the day, if I am rocking up to a Sunday skirmish right now it will likely be one of my Russian impressions either my VDV loadout or my Escape from Tarkov PMC kit. I love Russian gear so all my none weird and wonderful loadouts are Russian.

What’s your most memorable event?

Without a shadow of a doubt, it's two, one historic and one I go to every year. The historic one is the first-ever Distant Thunder event, it was my first large-sized event, camo rules for the 4 sides, civ pop, ammo limits, well-communicated missions throughout each day. It was just an amazing dabble into what airsoft can be when it wants to. 

My current love is Blodsband Reloaded ( BBR) in Sweden, it’s a 3-day Neverland if you are into post apoc. An enormous sandbox on a site so large vehicles are hugely beneficial ( and yes all vehicles look right out of Mad Max)

The community over in Sweden is something else, everyone is so helpful and welcoming. 


Is there any advice you can give to other players out there?

Don’t feel you have to follow the trends, want to do a weird and wonderful loadout.. do it.. who cares, it's your fun after all. I think there is a tendency to take airsoft way too seriously and remembering that most of us started out to simply have fun is never a bad thing.


Where can my readers find you on social media?

I am on FB @dustmonkeyapparel, IG @dustmonkeyapparel and YT here!
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EVENT | AIRSOFT EXPO 2019!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another event report for you, and this time we’ll be looking at the Airsoft Expo 2019 - an event held at Airsoft Megastore in Santa Fe Springs by Lancer Tactical and Modern Airsoft. 


For those of you who aren’t familiar with these companies, here’s a little info on the organisers: 

Airsoft Megastore is one of the fastest-growing Airsoft retailers in North America and is headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, Southern California. Their HQ is a fully-stocked 67,000 sq. ft warehouse and adjacent office complex, which they’ve strategically located less than half a mile from a central UPS package distribution/processing hub for Southern California meaning their service is speedy. 

Lancer Tactical is an Airsoft brand that has been around since 2012 and offers affordable, budget-friendly products for airsofters. Their product line consists of quality AEG Airsoft guns, as well as tactical gear.


Modern Airsoft was born in 2016 with the opening of it’s Oceanside retail store. Their corporate office and distribution centre is located in sunny San Diego County, California. Since opening in 2016 they’ve been a leading store in the USA, expanding to new physical stores, their large online store and even airsoft fields. They currently have 2 Airsoft sites - Modern Airsoft Park at Camp Pendleton and Modern Airsoft Alpine.



On the 28th September 2019, my friends at Modern Airsoft and Lancer Tactical invited myself and a few content creators to their Airsoft Expo event. This was my first time attending this event, and it’s a collaboration between retailers/brands to help grow the US airsoft community. It’s a similar format to AirsoftCon (held by evike.com) The event took place at the Airsoft Megastore location in Santa Fe and we saw retailers/brands set-up booths to showcase their products, there was a main stage playing music and this was also the base for giveaways and the influencer panel.

At the Expo we saw Insidious Armory who were showing off some of their custom Hi-Capa builds, Hollywood Sports Park, Project N1, ANM Customs, Airsoft Master, Airsoft Extreme, Classic Army, Airsoft GI, Echo 1, Extreme Tronics, Tokyo Marui, G&G, Elite Force, GHK, Modern Airsoft, Emerson Gear showcasing some of their new gear, Brain Exploder Creations was onsite with his 3D printed Go Pro mounts and answering any questions airsofters had regarding starting to record their gameplay, LCT Airsoft, Lancer Tactical and KWA Airsoft. It was a really good mix of retailers and brands!





Tac City Airsoft was also onsite running Nerf battles and archery tag. We all gave the Nerf and archery tag a good go and it was SUCH a laugh! I’ve never played archery tag before and only learned how to use a bow and arrow this year so it was interesting! I didn’t get smacked in the face with one though, so can’t complain!

Influencer panel was one of the highlights of the event for me, the panel included Dayton from House Gamers, Mark from Brain Exploder, Scott from US Airsoft, myself and Demoee from SYG. The influencer panel gave the attendees chance to ask content creators and YouTubers questions. It was a great opportunity for us to interact with the community! My favourite question was a young dude asking Demoee if he was going to sell his bath water! It was nice to see a guy get the weird questions for a change!

Over the course of the day Airsoft Megastore gave away over 160 airsoft guns and other prizes including game days and yearly passes to the airsoft fields in attendance.

Overall, I think this was a great event for the US Airsoft community! It was great to see both retailers and manufacturers come together to help grow the community. I personally love events where the community get to interact with brands and stores because it gives airsofters a chance to ask questions, see new products and get the low down on what they can expect from their favourite brands and retailers in the coming year. It was fun to meet so many of the community and try out the activities and also AWESOME to see so many win prizes in the raffle. Keep up the good work Airsoft Expo! I can’t wait for the next one!



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6MM ACTUAL | NOVEMBER 2019!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! If you follow me on social media you will have seen that today I released the October issue of 6MM ACTUAL!

6MM ACTUAL is all about giving you - the readers of FFA - more value from Femme Fatale Airsoft. I've designed 6MM ACTUAL so you can read the best of the monthly blogs and also get bonus content exclusive to our monthly downloadable. Online or offline, and for free! Whilst I love writing the blog, creating IG & YouTube content and writing for publications, I felt like something was missing and this is where our monthly downloadable bridges the gap. Truly International airsoft, from guns to gear, to events, it’s in 6MM ACTUAL.

In this issue we have - a review on the Flyye FAST Attack Plate Carrier, a review on the Specna Arms SA-C04, unfortunately, there's no milsim content this month, an event report on AirsoftCon 2019, a site review on Evike Outpost at High Ground Airsoft and for our bonus content, there is a review on the PIG Echo FDT utility gloves!

Enjoy!


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EVENT | AIRSOFTCON 2019!

Hey everyone! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another event report for you and it’s on one of the biggest events of the airsoft calendar - Airsoftcon at the evike.com superstore in Alhambra, California! Airsoftcon is a celebration and gathering of the US airsoft community held in Los Angeles that started as an annual sale event but over the years has become a giant event of over 5000 attendees.

The Evike.com throne

The event this year was on Saturday19th October, but there is a camping area for attendees and it is always packed. It’s packed for a pretty good reason! The first 200 people in line for the Con get a grab bag of goodies and the first 50 are guaranteed to win an airsoft gun! People start arriving early for the Con to make sure they get one of the coveted spots!

The event is centred around the main stage which has an event schedule and hosts the competitions and the influencer panels. The main stage hosts the annual costume competition! Where attendees are invited to dress in their best costumes for the chance to win some awesome prizes - in the past we have seen some mind-blowing costume costumes and this year was no different! The costumes were so elaborate and took a lot of time and effort. It was great to see!


New to Airsoftcon 2019 was a live show hosted by Evike Matt called ‘Airsoft Family Feuds’ which was an airsoft version of the popular American TV show. For this, we gathered on the stage and were divided into 2 ‘families’. Team one consisted of Jet DesertFox, Dayton from House Gamers, Tim Selby from Airsoft Amigos, Airsoft Alfonse and Spartan117GW Greg Wong. My team consisted of myself (obviously), Unicorn Leah, Airsoft. Obsessed Dave, Airsoftology Jonathon and Dutch the Hooligan! We had to be speedy boys and girls and answer the question first if we answered the question first our team go the chance to win all the points for the round. But there is a catch, the answer isn’t necessarily the right answer, but what was the most popular answer amongst the people surveyed. This was a really fun time for everyone involved, as someone who’s never watched the show and wasn’t overly sure on the rules - I just ended up making a lot of jokes that didn’t land, but it was still a fun time.

There is also an annual celebrity meet and greet, which this year had a different format which in my opinion worked much better than it has in previous years. In previous years the influencers would be sat on chairs/tables on the stage and Evike Matt would take questions from the crowd meaning that only a few questions would get asked to, usually the most popular influencers on the stage but this year, the influencers were asked to sit on the edge of the stage so attendees could come up to them individually and ask questions, get signatures and take selfies with their favourite influencers. This formate gave so many more people a chance to meet the creators and speak to them. I had such a fun time speaking to everyone and meeting so many of the people who allow me to do this full time.

One of the best aspects of Con for me is seeing all the vendors - attendees get to check out new gear and chat to the reps about everything and anything airsoft. Vendors included: Umbrella Armoury, KWA, Specna Arms, ASG, OneTigris - who were showcasing some new gear, Modern Airsoft, Krytac - who had their new white KRISS Vector for attendees to check out, ICS, Elite Force, PTS Syndicate, Battle Lab, Titan Power, Emerson Gear, 5.11, Enola Gaye, Tru-Spec, Armourer Works, Airsoft C3, Tag Innovations, Night Vision Inc, Holosun, DesertFox Events, G&G Armament, American MilSim. All the companies brought their various products (or information on services) and get to interact with the community.

Friends at the Enola Gaye booth

New hoodies from EG


The boys at Specna Arms

Emerson Gear showcased some new designs!

OneTigris showcased some new face mask designs

Me and Hana from OneTigris

Krytac had the new white KRISS Vector for attendees to take a look at!

Every year Evike organises a variety of food vendors to support the event to cater to different tastes including Asian and Mexican cuisine, an ice cream truck and the good ol’ fashioned American burger van! The food vendors always provide great quality food, this year I opted for the burger van and wasn’t disappointed in my choice! It was tasty, filling and pretty affordable at $16 for a thick chunky burger and seasoned curly fries. The lines were pretty long for the food vans but don’t let that put you off, they did go down pretty quickly! For the con this year, a bottled water company sponsored the event with 8,000 bottles of water for attendees which in the heat was very much welcomed and a great shout!

The toilet facilities at Airsoftcon 2019 were not the greatest - the toilets inside the store were still in use during the convention but due to the lines to get into the store these toilets were meant to be used by people in the store. To combat the need for more toilets, Evike did provide portaloos but in the Los Angeles heat and with the sheer volume of people using them, by around lunchtime, they were pretty gross and had run out of hand sanitiser. The overall facilities at the Con are pretty good though - this year we saw improved shade in the convention area as the staff had erected enormous gazebos to keep the attendees out of the hot Californian sun.

There is also a huge raffle and this year there was a shooting competition where the participants could win $1000 and an Umbrella Armoury gun.



Overall, I had an awesome time at Airsoftcon 2019 and I can’t wait to be back next year!
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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT | SNIPERBUDDYFABI!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another player spotlight for you, and this time it's on one of my favourite airsoft snipers - Sniperbuddy Fabi! I first discovered Fabi's channel through Novritsch's content a few years ago and have followed his journey via social media ever since.


Hey Fabi! Thanks for taking part in the FFA player spotlights! How long have you been playing Airsoft? What originally got you into it?

I started playing in April 2009, when a friend of mine found this local shop by accident and thought it would be a great idea to shoot each other with little plastic balls.

What’s your playing style?

Aggressive – I like to run around a lot and continuously push into the enemy, rather than sitting behind a cover and don’t contribute anything to the game.

In my opinion, it depends a lot on the field where you play to make this tactic work – for my home field (Airsoftpark Tirol) it works perfectly fine whereas at bigger events and in large woodland areas I play a lot slower, more cautious and sneaky.

But I definitely enjoy a faster-paced game a lot more!


Are you a woodland player? CQB fan? Or do you like to mix it up?

Airsoft in Austria is not that big, and when it comes to fields I don’t have the luxury to choose from a lot of options. Especially in Tirol the next good game area beside my home field is around 5 hours away and the other options are in Germany, where you have some stupid regulations on airsoft guns where you’re only allowed to play with 1 Joule guns.

However, to answer the question I prefer outdoor fields with a good mix of vegetation and structures to make things interesting.

What can we see you running on the field? (Favourite pieces of kit)

I mostly run a sniper rifle in my games – it’s just so satisfying to see that one BB flying towards your target and hitting the enemy.

But I also like to mix up things to keep the game interesting.

When it comes to combat gear I don’t change a lot anymore, over the years I have always tried to make my gear as minimalistic as possible and as functional as possible. I know exactly how everything works and where everything is on my gear so I can fully focus on the game itself and don’t need to fight against my gear.

What’s your most memorable event?

Borderwar 10 – Borderwar is one of the biggest MilSims in Europe and takes place in the Czech Republic every year.

It features a huge game area, several factions and a big amount of vehicles.

But the best thing was the possibility to fly into combat via a Helicopter – that was by far the coolest thing I have had happen in airsoft to date.


Is there any advice you can give to other players out there?

Get comfortable with your gear and think about it - on how to improve your game after the game. What worked well and what didn’t – also what parts of your gear have you not used at all and why. I see so many people struggling with their own stuff on the field every time that they can’t focus on the game, get hit a lot and leave frustrated at the end of the day.

If you just started don’t make the mistake to buy a lot straight away, add new stuff only bit by bit after you know what you want and what you need.

Tell us about your YouTube channel! What got you into doing YouTube?

It all started 3 years ago when I first met Novritsch at my game area. We had a small chat about my rifle, which was a true relic of airsoft history – a Maruzen L96. Maruzen was one of the original Japanese airsoft brands, next to Tokyo Marui. He was somewhat surprised to see such an old rifle on the field.

The next time we met, Christoph has planned a video where he didn’t need his rifle-camera-gear and was asking if I would want to record my Gameplay for his channel. And that was the first time one of my gameplays hit the Internet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA3xYZbIgz8

Since then I had regular appearances on Christoph’s Channel and at the end of 2017, I decided to start my own YouTube Project.

I really enjoy the creating of Gameplay videos and it has changed my style of playing a lot.

Nevertheless, I still do it mostly for fun and not fulltime.

Where can my readers find you on social media?

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/sniperbuddyfabi

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sniperbuddyfabi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sniperbuddyfabi


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SITE | EVIKE OUTPOST AT HIGHGROUND AIRSOFT!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! If you’ve been following myself and Unicorn Leah on socials recently you will have seen that on the weekend of 5-6th October we flew out to Houston Texas to visit our friends over at Evike Outpost: Highground Airsoft! Now Leah has spoken highly of her previous visits to HGA so I was really excited to visit one of the biggest purpose-built Airsoft arenas in Texas, but CQB in the US is very different to how it is in the UK so I had some questions: would I enjoy it? Or is it just another American Airsoft arena built for speedsoft?


HGA is located in Spring, Texas, and opened their doors in 2015 after outgrowing their original premises. Walking up to the doors of HGA you’ll notice the signature gun handles that are typical of the Evike brand. The storefront is fully stocked with airsoft and tactical gear and when I say fully stocked, I mean FULLY. The walls are lined with AEGs, GBBR’s and bolt action rifles. The shelves and racks are well stocked with tactical gear such as plate carriers, chest rigs and even BDU’s. They of course also stock all the game day essentials such as BBs, gas etc.

Beyond the storefront is a door that leads to the players' lounge - which has plenty of tables and chairs for airsofters to prep their gear on and get ready for the day. It’s air-conditioned so even in the Texas heat it’s a comfortable place to set-up. It has a party room, a spectators room and both male/female toilets. The players' lounge also has a snack bar that sells candy, drinks and even hot food, which I was pretty impressed with! The hot food includes hot dogs, pizza and my fave, hot wings!

Onto the arena: the arena has a total playable area size of 27,000 sq ft that is purpose-built for CQB carnage. At the heart of the arena is ‘Main Street’ which has a high street theme and close interconnected rooms and hallways that go approximately 90 feet back on both sides. All the walls are decorated so it isn’t just a plywood warehouse, each room also has its own theme and vary wildly - from ‘Grandma’s House’ to a skate park, a bar, a jail etc. The arena is really aesthetically exciting. The ‘dead zones’ or respawns are dedicated areas that are separated from the rest of the arena by plastic curtains and have red/green LED lights that are controlled by the staff so players know when game on/endex has been called - a feature that I haven’t seen at any other site but is SO helpful especially when it’s hard to hear the marshalls when they are wearing paintball masks and are quite far from the dead zones.



All players are given a comprehensive safety brief explaining the rules and regulations of the site before they enter the arena to ensure safe gameplay. The brief covers everything from Chrono limits, what do to when you get hit, emergencies, pyrotechnics and MEDs. One of the things I dislike most about American sites is the MED and bang rules - in the UK we don’t have MEDs and we don’t operate a bang-bang rule so going to a site that implements a MED of ‘if you can reach out and touch them with a rifle you’re too close’ but otherwise crack on was a really pleasant surprise.

The games played include a variety of deathmatches and objective-based games - most of which is just 10 minutes long which means the games are fast-paced and keep players on their toes. The objective-based games included rescuing mannequins and relocating them or defending them from the other team. There are various props the team use which all enhance gameplay as well. The site itself plays well and isn’t geared towards speedsofters which is pleasantly refreshing. It is a mix of close corridors and open spaces with cover which makes it a varied site to play. The Marshalls do a good job of keeping the games running smoothly and explaining the rules to players but a couple of them are a little shouty, which in one respect I understand - airsofters can be loud and don’t listen to briefs but in another respect sometimes it’s unnecessary. My gut feeling tells me these were new members of staff who are just trying to find their voice as a Marshall and this will more than likely settle over time as they find their feet as a Marshall and get the support they need. The storefront staff are helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them!


HGA is to date my favourite CQB arena that I’ve played in the US. The facilities are spot on - the hot snack bar and sex-specific toilets were a particular hit with me! The site itself is fun to play and varied with tonnes of different game modes to keep the gameplay interesting and players on their toes. I really enjoyed my time at HGA and I would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff and players who made me feel so welcome!

Photos courtesy of @theairsoftcorrespondent
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YOUTUBE | LATEST UPLOADS!

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the blog!

As many of you will know I have a YouTube channel -  www.youtube.com/femmefataleairsoft! Although YouTube isn't my main platform, I do try to upload weekly vids so you guys and girls can get your airsoft fix - my channel is a mix of airsoft content from gameplay, to first impressions, unboxings, reviews and set-ups! If you're looking for gameplay, I have some more on the way very soon, but check out my latest:



If you're looking for something more informative, such as first impressions, unboxings, reviews, and set-ups, check out my latest informational vids here:



And if you want to see some light-hearted fun vlogs, check these out:





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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT | POLISHAIRSOFTGIRL!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another player spotlight for you, and this time we'll be learning more about @polishairsoftgirl, Magda! I first became aware of Magda in 2017 when my friends at Gunfire.com sent me an email about one of their friends moving from Poland to the UK, unfortunately, because I and Magda live so far apart we didn't get the chance to play together until 2018 at DFE: BFLAR. Since then we have played together at multiple events around the UK! Introducing @polishairsoftgirl:



Hi Magda, thank you for taking part in the player spotlights! Can you tell us how long you have been playing Airsoft and what originally got you into it?

I’ve been playing airsoft for 7.5 years thanks to my little brother who has done research and bought his first airsoft gun. Straight away I decided to get one for me as well so we could start playing 1vs1 😄

What’s your playing style?

I’m the type of player that you are gonna see entering the game zone first and leaving last. It’s never enough for me! 😄

Are you a woodland player? CQB fan? Or do you like to mix it up?

I’m definitely a woodland player. I don’t mind elements of CQB but I prefer sneaking around in the woods 😄

What can we see you running on the field?

At the moment my favourite primary guns are my Krytac Trident MKII CRB and Specna Arms RRA SA-E03 Edge series. My secondary is my lovely Glock 18C from Tokyo Marui.

My most used camouflage at the moment is M81 but very soon I’m gonna come back to my Polish wz2010 😉 Most of my gear like belts and plate carriers and other pieces of equipment are mainly made in Poland 😄🇵🇱 


What’s your most memorable event?

It’s a very difficult question because I’ve been to so many events in last 7 years but definitely, I remember my first time ever in the USA at Desert Fox Airsoft Event's Battle for Lost Angeles 2. I very much enjoy role-play events in a climate of a post-apocalyptic world. I’ve been on a few very good ones in Poland (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Nysa). My first Mission of Afghanistan event in 2015 was definitely something that I will always remember (it’s well-known role play event in Poland). “Fedrunek v2” (Silesia Poland) was my first 24 hours game, it was a big challenge but I loved it ❤️

Is there any advice you can give to other players out there?

Airsoft is an amazing hobby that will keep you active and will give you an opportunity to meet many friends! It’s like a video game in real life!

Where can my readers find you on social media?

My Instagram is @polishairsoftgirl 😊



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CLOTHING | VIPER TACTICAL GEN 2 ELITE TROUSERS!

Hello friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and in this post, we'll be looking at the Viper Tactical Gen 2 Elite Trousers!


After the success of their affordable Elite Trousers, Viper Tactical has released their Gen 2 Elite Trousers which make huge improvements on the originals and boast a bunch of new features, including improved removable ABS knee pads! These new Elite trousers are a dupe of a very popular style of trousers/pants but are super affordable.

Besides the style, the first thing that strikes me about these new combat pants is that they are packed with pockets for storage! Featuring: two roomy cargo pockets with inner felt lined utility compartments, two hand-warmer pockets, two rear pockets, and two front thigh pockets. The pockets are placed in convenient locations and easy to reach in-game. The most useful for my own style of gaming is definitely the cargo pockets - they’re really roomy and secure well so I don’t lose any of my bits and bobs on the field.


One feature that was absent from the previous version, and definitely adds to the aesthetics is the V-Stretch material panels that are located around the knees and seat for better movement. The material is an accent colour which gives the trousers a high-end look but they aren’t there to just look good, they make the trousers so much more usable. As the originals didn’t have any stretch fabric, they relied on the little stretch the trouser fabric had, which meant they didn’t have a huge amount of movement. This stretch fabric makes these so comfortable to wear even when I’m crouching and getting into some really uncomfortable positions to get the shot.

The Gen 2 Elite Trousers feature removable ABS knee pads but the design is a major improvement on the originals. Instead of being hard plastic, they are now a flexible almost rubber feel plastic that molds to your knees much better. They also look better. Like the originals though, they still have knee pad height adjusters in front thigh pockets which means I don’t get ‘thighcaps’!

In regards to the fit of them, as I wear a UK 8/10 (depending on the brand) I opted for a 30” waist. My waist sits at dead on 29” so opting for the 30” gives me. an extra inch for movement. They feature a padded waistline panel for added comfort, so when you’re leaning and there is pressure on the waistline it doesn’t dig in like some other brands and they have velcro retention for knee and cuffs.

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The ripstop poly-cotton blend fabric feels really durable and has performed well in both indoor environments and outdoor skirmishes - from being caught on branches, dragged through the mud etc the material has held up really well. The stretch areas are all rip-resistant which definitely gives players peace of mind. The material also dries quite quickly which is much appreciated in the dreary British weather.

They are currently available in waist sizes 28”- 43” so the size range is really inclusive. At the moment, there are 3 camouflage patterns: Woodland, V-Cam and MultiCam Black (convenient for me) but I would love to see them in Tropic and solid ranger green! Prices vary wildly online, but the cheapest I found them was £54.99 from Patrol Base.

Overall, Viper has done an awesome job with these trousers. They fit well, are comfortable even in uncomfortable positions thanks to the stretch fabric, have ample storage, made of good quality material and have that high-end look at a fraction of the cost - they’re definitely Femme Fatale Approved.

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6MM ACTUAL | OCTOBER 2019!

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! If you follow me on social media you will have seen that today I released the October issue of 6MM ACTUAL!

6MM ACTUAL is all about giving you - the readers of FFA - more value from Femme Fatale Airsoft. I've designed 6MM ACTUAL so you can read the best of the monthly blogs and also get bonus content exclusive to our monthly downloadable. Online or offline, and for free! Whilst I love writing the blog, creating IG & YouTube content and writing for publications, I felt like something was missing and this is where our monthly downloadable bridges the gap. Truly International airsoft, from guns to gear, to events, it’s in 6MM ACTUAL.

In this issue we have - a review on the Direct Action Hurricane Chest Rig, a review on the Umarex MP7 AEG by Hiu, unfortunately there's no milsim content this month, an event report on The National Airsoft Festival 2019, and for our bonus content, there is a review on the Viper Tactical Gen2 Elite Trousers!

Enjoy!


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EVENT | AIRFEST 2019!

On the weekend of 26th-28th July, I returned to NPF Bassetts Pole for their famous annual paintball/airsoft festival, respectively Paintfest and Airfest for ‘3 days of paintball/airsoft heaven’.


Airfest is held annually at NPF Bassetts Pole which is located in the West Midlands and is one of the most well-known paintball sites in the UK. It is a huge festival where teams and players from around the world attend to sling some paint, compete in competition tournaments, enjoy a huge players party and get the chance to check out all the new kit from some of the biggest names in the industry. In 2017, NPF introduced airsoft to the festival and the airsoft presence within the festival has grown year on year! The event is, as always centred around a huge festival arena area that holds the trade stands, food vendors, the bar area and the player party arena with the Fireball Squadron and NPF paintball fields in the surrounding areas that are a short walk away. It truly has that festival feel but with a trade show edge!

This year there were more retailers onsite than ever before, including Enola Gaye - selling their world-famous pyrotechnics and soft goods, JD Airsoft - bringing a wide selection of airsoft guns, accessories and gear from their superstore in Cannock, Tactical Coffee Company - a veteran-owned magfedpb.co.uk, Warped Gear, Valken and many others where players could purchase new kit. There was also a good range of activities onsite - the British Reserve 225 FD SQN returned this year with a new challenge, this year teams had to transport the components of a catapult in pieces over a set of apparatus then construct the. Catapult and engage the targets that were barrels with signs such as ‘free wifi here!’ - clever. NPF also invited back their resident festival masseuse Anna, who was offering full-body massages for a reasonable price. SIXMIL and West Midlands Airsoft brought their mobile range down for the weekend with various RIFs so players could get some target practice in and try out some new weapons.










Onsite this year there was also a large selection of food vendors including K&N with their catering van selling all the festival favourites such as burgers, baps etc, the Lavazza Coffee rig for some great early morning Joe, Oregano kitchen returned with their bomb pizza, Jono’s Rustic Wraps made an appearance this year and last but not least, Greidys serving up wings and strips (if you follow me on on IG, you know I love me some wings!)

The ticket price this year rose to £95 and that included camping for the duration of Airfest - Friday to Sunday morning (although for an additional £10pppn you could stay the Thursday before and Sunday night). The facilities, as always were very good. The camping area for players is a huge field that is adjacent to the festival area where attendees can set up tents, caravans and motorhomes and have their cars parked next to their camp if they wish (something I really like because it means you can keep all your expensive kit safe in the car!) If you choose so, there is the option to purchase bands that enable you to use the shower block on site (entrance to the shower facilities is by band only, so don’t try sneaking in!) and they have plenty of portaloos dotted around the camping and main arena areas. In previous years they have had women’s only portaloos which was always super appreciated but this wasn’t the case at this year's event so it was a little disappointing. I would love to see this facility return in next years festival.

Although NPF runs airsoft skirmishes twice monthly, the airsoft games for airfest are run on the adjacent site, Fireball Squadron. For those of you that haven’t played at Fireball, the site is a dense, thick woodland that is so close in areas that you can have a member of the opposite team standing next to you in the brush and not notice! It is a maze of shrubbery with some large open spaces filled with wooden buildings, jeeps and other structures that has been running for over 20 years. 

Friday is when Airfest officially kicks off! The camping area and registration on Friday opens at 7am, along with the catering and trade show stands, and the rolling games/activities commence from 10am. I arrived at 11am on Friday morning, just in time for the festival bar to open at 12pm! The main game on Friday started at 2pm and was called ‘Downed Pilot’ - for this game, a senior test pilot in the Kosgrovian Air Force had been shot down near to the Baljski Border, the mission was to recover and either capture or recover, as he was holding intel. As I was unable to spend Friday night at NPF, I spent my Friday at the festival visiting the trade stands and catching up with old friends/making new ones. I left shortly before the Dusk game ‘Cold War’ started which ran from 7pm, the story behind the night game was the conclusion of the Kosgrovian War - the Kosgrovian’s had to defend their sites around the capital from the Bajakians, who in turn had to take these sites and capture the warheads to increase their firepower. The game ran until 9pm, ready for the Friday night movie that commenced at 10pm- which this year was John Wick! Players are invited to bring their snacks, beverages and camping seats into the arena area for the movie which is shown on an enormous screen. I was unable to stay Friday evening due to family commitments prior to planning Airfest, so I went home and returned in the morning.


I returned to the event at around 10.30am on Saturday (after dropping my niece off at her Mum’s) and made my way straight to NPF for the remainder of Airfest and I arrived to a lot of rain and mud! Despite the weather being wonderful sunshine the day before, the heavens opened during the night and continued throughout the morning (and through to the next day as well, but it wouldn’t be airfest without a little bit of rain). As I was late for the first game, I spent the morning catching up with followers and chatting to them which is always a good laugh and one of the most awesome parts of my job. At 1pm I kitted up and got on the field, the safety brief and game brief given by the Marshalls and site staff of Fireball Squadron was comprehensive and covered all the important points. After that, we set out on our first missions, on Saturday this year NPF/Fireball ran the big game ‘Diamond Wars’ which is a legacy game that sees USDE and HMC battle it out for control of the land, diamonds and the overall victory. Our first mission was to capture ground from HMC (I was on USDE) and hold it. I forgot for a while how close this site actually is when you get into the undergrowth! The firefights over one of the buildings was super intense even got to room to room clearing in the woodland which was awesome! After an intense fight, the game was called! After a short break in play, the afternoon session began and in this game we had to raid the embassy and the prison for ‘bodies’, retrieve them and store them at our respawn. Our team went really hard at this mission and managed to capture 8 out of the total hostages by raiding the embassy, we did face some really fierce pushback on the prison, HMC were worthy adversaries.



The player's party is the highlight of Saturday after the games end there is a short break before the infamous player's party. At 7.30pm on Saturday the NPF staff take to the stage in the arena and the bar opens. The player's party is a chance for airsofters and paintballers to mingle, drink unlimited free drinks (included in your ticket price) and watch some onstage entertainment. This year Mr/Miss Paintfest competition did not go ahead. Sunday this year was an interesting one, as usual, there was a few sore heads from the player's party and with the heavy rain that lasted from 7pm Saturday and all through the night, the games were unusually quiet. I chose to spend my Sunday exploring the trade stands. The game on Sunday, ‘Ground War’ generally starts at 12pm and ends at 4pm in which the briefing states the Blajakian militia must recover lost ground from the Kosgrovians. The winners of the weekend are announced at 4.30pm!


Overall, I had a great time at Airfest 2019, as I have done every year! If you’re an airsofter looking for an event to attend before the NAE to get you in the mood for the festival season, Airfest 2019 is definitely something you should consider! I love that the airsoft presence is growing year on year, and I’ve noticed now NPF have combined airsoft and paintball, the communities aren’t at polar opposites - there are more airsofters trying paintball and more paintballers trying airsoft! The event is great value for money, especially taking into consideration that all your drinks for the player's party are included AND you get 3 days worth of game days! The facilities are good - great trade stands so you can shop until you drop and great eateries so you needn’t worry about going hungry, but I would love to see a return of the women’ only portaloo - that would be hugely appreciated, especially the morning after the player's party! Lastly, I would like to say a huge thank you to Jed, Kerry and the NPF team for a great weekend, the hospitality I am shown year on year is very much appreciated, see you next year!

Article originally appeared in Airsoft Action
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